The Society’s Garden Tour in May of this year generated $17,450 which was donated to the First-In Fire Foundation for re-landscaping at the Wilshire Police Station on Venice Boulevard. Above, Judy Zeller presents the check to Lyn MacEwen Cohen, President of First-In Fire Foundation. The donation is one of numerous gifts to local fire stations, schools and area beautification projects that the society has made over the years.
The Historical Society Landmark Award #10 presented to the Ambassador Hotel in 1981 has come full circle! The framed photo of the iconic hotel (now the site of the Robert F. Kennedy School) was rescued from the hotel prior to demolition by Hank Lindsey, a former employee. Mr. Lindsey is now downsizing and gave the award to the L.A. Conservancy who returned it to the Society.
On Sunday, October 30, we had a booth at the Larchmont Family Fair. Many children lined up to spin the wheel, answer questions regarding local history and places of interest for a chance to win a DVD, generously donated by Paramount Studios. It was a wonderful opportunity to interact with our local community and spread the word about the Historical Society.